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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says that as more and more people get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, local businesses may see an increase in revenues.  

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52nd District State Representative Donna Lasinski from Washtenaw County was the featured speaker at the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber’s annual Impact event, held virtually this year on December 18th.

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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says customer confidence will be essential for businesses when the State of Michigan lifts its COVID-19 indoor dining ban on December 21st.  

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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says takeout orders will be essential for the survival of restaurants and bars during the next three weeks.  

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As local businesses continue to be affected by the pandemic, the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says shopping local will help keep them open.  

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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says local businesses have the right to refuse service to customers who don’t comply with local COVID-19 health orders. 

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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber has formally endorsed an affordable housing millage that Ann Arbor voters will see on the November ballot.  

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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says businesses in downtown Ann Arbor are getting ready to welcome customers back this fall as University of Michigan football games resume once again.  


The decision to cancel or delay football and other sports this fall is expected to have a major impact on the local economy.

A2Y Chamber Helping Businesses Get Ready To Reopen

May 14, 2020
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The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is helping local businesses get ready to re-open once COVID-19 executive orders are lifted. 

A2Y Chamber Stepping Up To Help Local Businesses

Mar 27, 2020
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Many local businesses are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan tells us about one organization's efforts to help.

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In just over two weeks, recreational use of marijuana could be legal in Michigan.  Then what happens?  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry explores the possible impact on local communities, law enforcement, businesses, and the tourism industry, should the adult personal use of marijuana be legalized by Michigan voters.

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Research, development and the implementation of automated cars and transportation systems have already made Washtenaw County one of the nation’s largest mobility hubs in the country.  Where we go from here is the subject of an event taking place today.

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is hosting its Impact 2018 session from 11am-3pm today at the Toyota Motor North America Research & Development facility on Platt Road in Saline.

89.1 WEMU’s Patrick Campion caught up with the chamber’s Executive Vice President & Director of Government Relations Andy LaBarre to learn more about the event and get a glimpse of Washtenaw County’s mobility future.

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Touting the improvements made in Michigan under Governor Rick Snyder's leadership, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will speak about why he should be the state's next governor at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday, June 7th.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to the lieutenant governor about his vision for the state.

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With six months under his belt as the new president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. James Smith gave an update on where the University stands Monday at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti regional chamber luncheon.

Lisa Barry

Many of Michigan's top elected officials attended an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where one of the state's US Senators was the keynote speaker.

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The former president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark has a new position now-- finding jobs for the mostly unemployable.

Top community and political leaders from across Washtenaw County gathered today to discuss economic inequalities in the county.

Korin Hancherlian-Amos / Piano's 'Round Town

Don't be surprised if you hear pianos being played around the city of Ypsilanti during the next few weeks.  You'll see them where you least expect it.


The Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber hosts its first-ever fashion show Friday night.

Fashion Forward features community members as models, spotlighting clothing, jewelry, hair and makeup from local retailers, and starts at eight tonight at the Ann Arbor City Club.

Find more information about Fashion Forward online:  http://business.a2ychamber.org/Events/details/fashion-forward-a2yconverge-spring-fashion-show-4293

A2Y Chamber Opposes EAA Expansion

Feb 21, 2014

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber is opposed to expansion of Michigan's special district for struggling schools.

The A2Y Chamber today issued a statement opposing expansion of the Education Achievement Authority.

The EAA is currently running 15 schools in Detroit, but lawmakers are proposing an expansion to allow the EAA to control up to 50 troubled schools.